It seems increasingly difficult to maintain a balanced diet, participate in regular exercise, and enjoy a healthy lifestyle for people in America. Yet it seems people in other countries have an easier time of it, despite the international culture of importing and exporting different foods, especially through chain franchises. However, that doesn’t mean that everyone is actually eating the same thing. We’re going to look at how American diets compare to the rest of the world to see why they have a harder time losing weight than in other countries. Check out these interesting stories from Reddit users. They share how US diets differ from other countries around the world, and the experiences might shock you!
20. Europeans often play sports as hobbies, and have fewer snacks in their diets.
Although there are some people who may choose to eat healthily, they tend to also snack between meals because their bodies have certain cravings. It can be nice to indulge every now and again, but some people can take this too far. There is also the benefit of living somewhere where everything is close by. Instead of walking to the store or down the street, people in America tend to drive everywhere because of how spaced out everything is. So it’s more than likely a cultural thing.
As [deleted] demonstrates in their post, he is an American living in Europe and has noted a lot of differences: “Generally Europe has far less “snack food.” Generally, the European lifestyle just doesn’t provide the time/space for that. Having a “sport” hobby is very normalized. It’s considered weird if you don’t play or do SOMETHING active. Town layout is [also] different, and a lot more things are walkable/bikeable, and driving can often be silly. This also lends itself to extensive public transport. I also find that, when I drive, I drive to a town and walk to the various in town, rather than drive and park repeatedly.”